Lexington mayoral candidates make final campaign push

Candidates for the Lexington mayoral race got an early start to Primary Election Day by casting ballots early Tuesday.

Mayor Jim Newberry voted at KET's studios on Cooper Drive around 6:30 a.m.

Former mayor Teresa Isaac, whom Newberry defeated in 2006, voted along Trent Boulevard around 6:45 a.m.

Current Vice Mayor Jim Gray cast his vote around 10 a.m. at Harrison Elementary on Bruce Street.

Newcomer Skip Horine is also running.

WKYT and The Lexington Herald-Leader's recent Kentucky Poll showed Newberry in the lead with Gray second.

As the candidates make a final plea to voters, they say they are confident voters will make the right decision.

"Today is an exciting time," Isaac said. "We've had volunteers working very hard for almost two years, so we encourage everyone to get out and vote. Every vote counts."

"Consider the choices very seriously," Newberry said. "Take a hard look at folks on the ballot and look at what they've done in the past. If voters do that I'm confident voters will make the right decision."

"The opportunity, the potential, the promise of Lexington, is what gets people to get out and vote and that's always inspiring," Gray said.

The top two finishers in today's primary will advance to the November General Election.

So far, voter turnout has been slow at most polling places in Fayette County.

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